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Rust en Vrede's single vineyard of Syrah (Block 7, which produces the highest quality Syrah on the estate) was planted in 1998.

Hallmark deep colour with aromas of dark berry fruit and plums mix with spices such as star anise, black pepper and cloves. Vanilla and sweet tobacco are evident on both the nose and palate, complementing the dark fruit and adding extra depth.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.8 g/L

pH

3.61

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Coenie Snyman

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

16 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Extreme dry and warm conditions in the summer months resulted in drip irrigation being used, with a maximum winter rainfall of 469mm much lower than the average 712mm. It was a vintage that was monitored extremely closely in the vineyard. The hot, dry conditions resulted in reduced berry size and earlier ripening. Harvest started on the 3rd of February, a week earlier than 2015.

Vinification details

Made from a designated single vineyard, these estate-grown grapes were picked and sorted by hand; each harvest-parcel was vinified separately. Destemmed, crushed and pumped into open top fermentation tanks where they underwent a 14-21-day maceration period involving a 7-day
fermentation with pump-overs and manual punch-downs 2-4 times daily. Barrel maturation took place in 100% French oak 500L barrels (50% new, 50% 2nd fill) for 16 months.

Awards

Platter: 5*
Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Rust en Vrede's single vineyard of Syrah (Block 7, which produces the highest quality Syrah on the estate) was planted in 1998.

Intense ruby. Floral notes extend to upfront black and red fruit aromas that are well supported by savoury and salty hints of dark chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg spice. The palate is fruit forward with flavours of strawberries, cherries and mocha which bring this wine together well. The wine has an extended finish with soft mouth-coating tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.4 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.5 g/L

pH

3.61

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Coenie Snyman

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

February 2019

BOTTLED DATE

September 2016

TIME IN OAK

18 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Early bud break and very dry conditions in the months following resulted in irrigation management being used. This led to a short and challenging harvest. Harvest volume was normal, up by 0.8%. The 2015 vintage is well structured with a lighter body and linear fruit expression.

Vinification details

Harvested on three days in late February and early March. After 20 days’ maceration, malolactic fermentation took place in 100% French oak with 50% 500L new medium toast barrels, where it then matured for 18 months.

Awards

Platter: 5*
Greg Sherwood MW: 94 pts
Tim Atkin MW: 93 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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